FHS IDs Valedictorian, Salutatorian


Anna David (left) is the valedictorian and Jennifer Soohoo (right) is the salutatorian of the Franklin High School Class of 2024. (Photo Courtesy Franklin Public Schools)

Superintendent Lucas Giguere has announced that Anna David is the valedictorian of the Franklin High School Class of 2024, while Jennifer Soohoo is the salutatorian.

Anna David

"Anna David embodies excellence in every sense of the word," said Franklin High School Guidance Secretary Julie Bellan. "Throughout her time here at Franklin High School, she has consistently demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence, leadership and service to her community. Her enterprising spirit has allowed her to take risks and face challenges head-on throughout her time at Franklin High School, where she has consistently pushed the boundaries of her intellect and curiosity."

After completing all math and computer science courses offered at FHS, David took multiple advanced college courses during her time as a high school student. David has held leadership positions as president of the Robotics Club, president of the Math Team, member of the National Honor Society and robotics group leader of the Science National Honor Society. She has also worked to initiate a school-sponsored science fair and a local chapter of the International Robotics Honor Society.

Additionally, Anna leads multiple community-based robotics teams; the International Robotics Honor Society, 4-H ALARM Robotics and Sense and Sound Robotics.

Anna has sought out opportunities to further her skills, including a paid internship at the University of New Hampshire and its InterOperability Laboratory. The internship involved research and the completion of a project relating to advanced engineering, computer science and robotics. The previous summer, she participated in the Beaver Works Summer Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and had the opportunity to take a class on autonomous drones.

Jennifer Soohoo

"Jennifer Soohoo’s academic career at FHS has been nothing short of impressive," said Superintendent Giguere. "She has continuously put forth her best effort, as evident through the various Advanced Placement courses she has challenged herself with, and her ability to think critically has allowed for her to not only excel within the classroom but outside of it. She is a strong self-advocate who is not afraid to ask questions, and a student who truly leads by example."

Soohoo demonstrated a willingness to serve as a role model and leader by being an active member of the Franklin community, participating in Best Buddies, Empty Bowls, Math National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Unified Music Club, Unified Track and Varsity Volleyball.

In her senior year, Soohoo took on additional leadership roles as the social media coordinator for Best Buddies and the treasurer for Empty Bowls.

Soohoo is greatly interested in the medical field. She has loved the sciences since she was young and wants to positively impact the lives of those around her. Her excellence in academics, passion for helping others and hard work has earned her acceptance into the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut, where she plans to study biology.

She hopes to continue to be an active member of her college's campus community in order to learn new skills, meet new people, and further her interests.

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